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“Resolved, That the government of the United States ought to consist of a supreme legislative, judiciary, + and executive."

On the question to agree to the amendment,
It passed upanimously in the affirmative.

It was moved by Mr. Lansing, seconded by Mr. Sherman, to postpone the consideration of the second resolution, reported from the committee, in order to take up the following, namely,

.“ Resolved, That the powers of legislation be vestised in the United States in Congress.”

And on the question to postpone,
It passed in the negative.

Yeas-Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware

4 Nays-Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

DIVIDED—Maryland
It was moved and seconded to adjourg-
Which passed in the negative.

Yeas--- New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland

4 Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia 7

On motion of the deputies of the state of Delaware, the determination of the house on the second resoluljon reported from the committee was postponed until to-morrow.

And then the house adjourned till to-morrow, at 11 o'clock, A. M.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 1787. The honourable Jonathan Dayton, Esq. a deputy of the state of New Jersey, attended and took his seat.

The following credentials were produced and read. [See p. 27.]

It was moved and seconded, to agree to the second resolution reported from the committee, namely, -36 Resolved, That the legislature consist of two ** branches

Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia 7

Nays-New York, New Jersey, Delaware 3 Divided--Maryland;.'

1 It was moved by general C. C. Pinckney, and seconded, to amend the first clause of the third resolution reported from the committee, so as to read,

“ Resolved, That the members of the first branch of “ the legislature ought to be appointed in such manner as the legislature of each state shall direct." On the question to agree to the amendment, It passed in the negative.

Yeas-Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, South Carolina

4 Nays-Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia

6 DIVIDED—Maryland

It was then moved and seconded to agree to the first clause of the third resolution, as reported from the committee, namely,

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“ Resolved, That the members of the first branch of “ the legislature ought to be elected by the people of " the several states"_ ".. Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia

9 Nar-New Jersey

1 DIVIDED-Maryland

1 It was moved and seconded to erase the word " three," from the second clause of the third resolution, reported from the committee-

Which passed in the affirmative.

YEAs--Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia 7 Nars New York, Delaware, Maryland

3 DIVIDED-New Jersey

1 It was moved and seconded to insert the word - two,” in the second clause of the third resolution, reported from the committee

Which passed unanimously in the affirmative.

And then the house adjourned till to-morrow, at 11 o'clock, A. M.

FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 1817.

It was moved and seconded to strike out the third clause in the third resolution, reported from the committee, namely,

6 To receive fixed stipends, by which they may be

compensated for the devotion of their time to pubslick service"

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And to substitute, “Their stipends to be ascertained by the legislature, to be paid out of the publick treasury." On the question being put, It passed in the negative. Yeas -New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Nays-Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina 7 DIVIDED-New York, Georgia

2 It was moved and seconded to strike the following words out of the fourth clause in the third resolution, reported from the committee, namely,

“ To be paid out of the publick treasury."
On the question to strike out the words,
It passed in the negative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, Connecticut; North CaroJina, South Carolina

4 '. Nays-New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ma. ryland, Virginia

5 DIVIDED-New York, Georgia

2 It was moved and seconded to strike the following words out of the third resolution, reported from the committee, namely,

“ To receive fixed stipends by which they may be compensated for the devotion of their time to pub" lick service;"

And to substitute the following clause, namely,

“ To receive an adequate compensation for their 66 services."

On the question to agree to the amendment,
It passed unanimously in the affirmative.

It was then moved and seconded to take the vote of the house on the whole proposition, namely,

“ To receive an adequate compensation for their • services, to be paid out of the publick treasury.”

An objection of order being taken to this motion, it was submitted to the house.

And on the question, Is the motion in order ?
It passed in the affirmative.

Yeas-Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina

6 Nays—New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Georgia 4 DIVIDED-Massachusetts

1 The determination of the house on the whole proposition was, on motion of the deputies of the state of South Carolina, postponed till to-morrow.

It was moved and seconded to add the following clause to the third resolution,

“ To be of the age of twenty-five years at least" Which passed in the affirmative.

Yeas--Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina 7

Nays-Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Georgia 3 DIVIDED—New York

1 It was moved and seconded to strike out the following words in the last clause of the third resolution,

“ And under the national government for the space “ of one year after its expiration."

On the question to strike out the words, lt passed in the negative.

Yeas-Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Georgia

4 Nays Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina

4 DIVIDED_New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware

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